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by NYCAAer
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 22747

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

This is sad :( It's one of the most comfy plane out there. Also, it's a pretty step capacity increase. You would thought A330-200 and B787-8 would be the one to replace them first. Another reason for the 777-200 out of JFK is that they have a slightly larger J cabin and the premium seats are needed...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 22747

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

Good riddance. The worst transatlantic product out there. The biggest issue was no PTVs, and those stupid tablets in business class. As a flight attendant, I hated working them, and it was embarrassing constantly apologizing about the aircraft’s shortcomings. Those planes should have been made into ...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 11850

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

DanDun wrote:
American has 13 domestic bases
DFW- 5600 Based there
MIA- 4000
NYC- 2800
CLT-2700
LAX -2600
PHL-2600
ORD-2400
PHX- 2260
DCA-820
BOS-420
SFO-415
STL-210
RDU-95
They also have 3 bases in South America in EZE, LIM and SCL


Also, there’s a foreign national base in BOG.

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by NYCAAer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doug Parker over Thomas Horton over at AA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4351

Re: Why Doug Parker over Thomas Horton over at AA?

Parker gained favor with the LAA unions by promising some lucrative contracts and iirc Horton was a little more pragmatic.. ultimately Horton was anti-merger and Parker was pro & prevailed with the creditors committee... it was a shame, he set in motion a lot of the things that built their prem...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start 787 service from PHL
Replies: 63
Views: 13975

Re: American to start 787 service from PHL

which american hubs still don't have 787s yet? Correct me anyone if i'm wrong but I believe Charlotte, Miami and Phoenix. JFK as well, if it can still be considered a hub. No 787s are expected out of NYC for quite a long time. But at least all international long haul flying from JFK will be 77W and...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start 787 service from PHL
Replies: 63
Views: 13975

Re: American to start 787 service from PHL

Great news! The operational reliability of the 767 at AA is absolutely abysmal and the product isn't competitive. Glad to see AA step up the game. Hope they convert the rest of their 767 TATL routes to 787s (or 777s if necessary) soon, including JFK-MAD and JFK-CDG. JFK-MAD and CDG is going to be o...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 25369

Re: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.

I can’t say for Delta or United. At AA it’s just the one day of food service during the six or seven weeks the new hires go through now. Some don’t know how to use the ovens or know how to properly heat up the meals, and the more experienced F/As have to give them “on the job” training. I had one w...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 25369

Re: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.

flew with a new flight attendant and she was working in coach to LHR. The crew told me that she served the passengers their meals, but neglected to give them the tray with them. The flight attendant following her on the beverage cart noticed that all the passengers had a meal in the little plastic ...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 25369

Re: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.

I’m reading this with interest, and a lot has focused on AA’s hard and soft product. I think what the flight attendant in question has said is that she feels our standards are set very low for her new co-workers, who receive one day of food service training, and it’s not enough. From what I hear, on...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 25369

Re: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.

I’m reading this with interest, and a lot has focused on AA’s hard and soft product. I think what the flight attendant in question has said is that she feels our standards are set very low for her new co-workers, who receive one day of food service training, and it’s not enough. From what I hear, on...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 8163

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

I hear you. Some people are not happy unless they are complaining. Unfortunately many of those will not be happy no matter what you give them. You have my respect for your pride. Thank you. No matter how awful things become, I strive to be as professional as possible. I’m just a small cog in the wh...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 8163

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

How quickly time alters memory. Crandal is now the 'good ole days'. Besides AAvantage he also brought you the 'B' scale. If Horton was on the right track, then why did the employees practically demand his head on a silver platter and insist that Laura Gladding deliver it to Doug Parker's office. No...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 8163

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

How quickly time alters memory. Crandal is now the 'good ole days'. Besides AAvantage he also brought you the 'B' scale. If Horton was on the right track, then why did the employees practically demand his head on a silver platter and insist that Laura Gladding deliver it to Doug Parker's office. No...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 8163

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

The livery came under Horton, not Parker. I feel there are a few rose tinted lenses in this thread. This isn't to defend Doug Parker though, he is clearly devoid of ideas. IMHO it is becoming clearer every day that Scott Kirby was the brains behind Parker. On that, I don't think it is fair to bash ...

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by NYCAAer
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 8163

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

When exactly were AA employees happy? The 80s? At least among the flight attendant group, yes. Crandall was a trailblazer- he came up with AAdvantage, AAirpass, got a good deal on Super 80s to grow the airline organically, bought Eastern’s Latin America network, TWA’s Heathrow routes, Continental’s...

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by NYCAAer
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 8163

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

29 year legacy AA F/A here. I did the survey thinking it was done by an outside consulting firm. A lot of people on here have hit the nail on the head about the problems going on. When I started with AA in the late ‘80s, it was an airline to be proud of. A lot of that had to do with Crandall. We kne...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update thread
Replies: 120
Views: 29470

Re: Air Canada new livery update thread

A388, the post above yours linking to Flyertalk shows which aircraft have been repainted. I love the new Air Canada livery. Very dramatic and classy, with the white representing the snow and the black to reflect the icy bodies of water of Canada when seen from the air. The rondelle adds a bit of col...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 8415

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

Congratulations to the employees of Air Canada. I always fly them to visit family in Montréal and they have always taken very good care of me.

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by NYCAAer
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5895

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

No. According to the announcement on Jetnet, the internal employee website, it states that they remain committed to the key business markets out of JFK, including CDG, MXP, GRU and EZE in addition to other key markets.

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by NYCAAer
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 38499

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Would this mean JFK becomes a 777 station for transatlantic? And this being the move of all 767s to PHL? This is what we’ve been hearing from management. CDG and MAD are supposed to go to the 772, but I keep checking SABRE and the flights still show a 763 on both routes. Maybe now that the announce...

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by NYCAAer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 17660

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

29-years of service AA Purser here- believe it or not, it isn’t the senior F/As who are abusing the system, it’s the junior F/As with 3 years seniority or less. I fly international and when I see junior F/As on my crew list, I know that I have a 50/50 chance that they’ll actually show up for the tr...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 17660

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Maybe this will weed out some of the geriatric mommas who abuse the system. 29-years of service AA Purser here- believe it or not, it isn’t the senior F/As who are abusing the system, it’s the junior F/As with 3 years seniority or less. I fly international and when I see junior F/As on my crew list...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 13792

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

This is what happens when the guy running this legacy airline came from HP/US and was trying to turn US into NK and continued to bring that attitude to AA. Legacy AA employee with 29 years seniority here. In total agreement with you on this one. You cannot imagine how low morale is amongst the LAA ...

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by NYCAAer
Thu May 31, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde route question
Replies: 39
Views: 9630

Re: Concorde route question

Air France also flew to Caracas by way of the Azores for a fuel stop in the big oil days of the late 70s, and the Washington flight continued on to Mexico City for a time, in addition to the inaugural route to Rio with a fuel stop in Dakar.

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by NYCAAer
Thu May 31, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 4290

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

Delta. Truly a class act. They acknowledge their proud history by the display of the different uniforms, which I think are so interesting. I continue to admire them, as I have for the past 40 years spent at a competitor. We don't come close to having their corporate culture (or WN's), and we never ...

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by NYCAAer
Wed May 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 10781

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29

I saw a Delta crew walking through Terminal 3 at LHR yesterday. The purple signature dress looked really nice on the female FAs. One of them was carrying her purple purse like the stewardesses on the “Pan Am” TV show, on her forearm with her hand up in the air. Then once I got home to JFK, I saw a m...

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by NYCAAer
Thu May 03, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 124
Views: 17680

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

I noticed in one of the Instagram posts that there’s a badge with the flight attendant wings that says “Flight Leader.” Is this a new title for pursers at DL?

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by NYCAAer
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 14041

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Interesting stats. On something of a tangent, while I'm not surprised at all by the comparatively juggernaut earnings that AA gets from LatAm; I'm sorta shocked that they take in THAT much less revenue than DL/UA over the Atlantic, especially now that they have US' combined eastern hubs adding to t...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 2826

Re: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue

Growing up in the Northeast at that time, I remember that the planes of American and USAir always looked polished and shiny but Eastern’s were more tarnished looking. Maybe due to the deteriorating financial situation at Eastern in the early 1980s? It was done to save weight. Frank Borman was CEO of...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 6938

Re: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)

This was in December 1989, when US President Bush and French President Mitterrand had a special meeting in St. Maarten, according to one of the posts on YouTube.

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by NYCAAer
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3686

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

I think Air France still has the Musée Air France at Les Invalides in the heart of Paris. No aircraft, of course, but lots of memorabilia.

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by NYCAAer
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 11457

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

As a Purser who regularly flies JFK-LHR (about 6 times a month), the demand for First Class is there. There are great many Wall Street types and entertainment industry people who fly it and they’re full fare First. When we lost the 77W on all but one flight to LHR from JFK, I heard from many of them...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 48374

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Wow, very surprised by BUD and PRG - did not expect either, and I am highly skeptical of both routes working. Guess we'll see. JFK-ZRH, I suppose, shouldn't be that much a surprise since it's yet another example of AA being the odd man out on a route dominated by Star JV partners with an incrementa...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 90
Views: 19247

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

I've heard rumors that some of the 767 routes out of JFK would be going to the 787 next year as more of them are delivered. But that was before it was announced SYD-LAX was going to a 787-9 in November and a few deferrals were made on 787 deliveries next year. So who knows?

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by NYCAAer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 14772

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

I'm not a DL fan by any means, but I think they made the right decision. Lice might be "harmless," but they are contagious. The plane would have to be taken out of service to be fumigated.

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by NYCAAer
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W emerges from the factory
Replies: 121
Views: 42515

Re: United 77W emerges from the factory

I really like the new china, linens, flatware and glassware. It's really fun. The ice cream sundae dish and salt and pepper shakers are cool.

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by NYCAAer
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Uniforms
Replies: 117
Views: 16390

Re: New DL Uniforms

Law and Order, I'm not saying that the new AA uniform is wonderful, just that it's the lesser of two evils. The Richard Tyler DL uniform continues to be the best among all U.S. carriers, hands down.

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by NYCAAer
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Uniforms
Replies: 117
Views: 16390

Re: New DL Uniforms

To each his own. I think the women look like Barney the Dinosaur and the men look like bellhops at a hotel. Morale was low at AA with the new uniforms on the legacy AA side, but after seeing this, we don't feel so bad anymore. Your morale should still be low as your uniform looks like someone went ...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Uniforms
Replies: 117
Views: 16390

Re: New DL Uniforms

One of the challenges faced by US carriers and many others around the world is that you have to design uniforms that look appropriate on different body types, but also different ages. The male FA uniform isn't age-appropriate for more senior FAs, it's sort of teeny-bopper cutesy. No lapels on the bl...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Uniforms
Replies: 117
Views: 16390

Re: New DL Uniforms

Call it Passport Plum, aubergine, eggplant, it's the same. Reminds me of Continental's uniform colors with the gold buttons in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Hardly ground-breaking. TWA had a Valentino uniform in that color in the early 1970s. I was expecting to be blown away by the new uniforms. Inste...

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by NYCAAer
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Uniforms
Replies: 117
Views: 16390

Re: New DL Uniforms

To each his own. I think the women look like Barney the Dinosaur and the men look like bellhops at a hotel. Morale was low at AA with the new uniforms on the legacy AA side, but after seeing this, we don't feel so bad anymore.

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by NYCAAer
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: MD-11 Pax Routes Question
Replies: 93
Views: 16451

RE: MD-11 Pax Routes Question

TWAL1011, <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International / Governador Andre Franco Montoro (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym> and <acronym title="Chicago...

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by NYCAAer
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: MD-11 Pax Routes Question
Replies: 93
Views: 16451

RE: MD-11 Pax Routes Question

Most of the routes at <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, I may be missing some- <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LFPO), France">ORY</acronym> <acronym title="Dallas / Fort W...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colourscheme Nicknames
Replies: 107
Views: 9905

RE: Colourscheme Nicknames

Mohawk Airlines' last livery in the early 1970s with the golden tan and orange colors was referred to as the "Buckskin" livery, as the tan color resembled a color associated with the tanned leather clothing of Native Americans in centuries past. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'...

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by NYCAAer
Thu May 29, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Co-location Tracker
Replies: 80
Views: 11538

RE: AA/US Co-location Tracker

Also, according to a conversation I had with Suzanne Boda, SVP Europe, Asia and Cargo, all European stations will be co-located by the end of the summer. <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> will ...

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by NYCAAer
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And The 787
Replies: 90
Views: 33174

AA And The 787

The latest I've heard in the company rumor mill is that the 787s will now be flown first out of <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>, and they will fly domestic routes for familiarization before going to international. Priority is going to be r...

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by NYCAAer
Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 2852
Views: 58333

RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UGA777" class="quote" target="_blank">UGA777</a> (<a href="#199" class="quote">Reply 199</a>):<br/><i>Does anyone know if any md-80s have been r...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did AA Scrap BOS-LHR?
Replies: 28
Views: 11310

RE: Why Did AA Scrap BOS-LHR?

Also, when <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> bought the <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> routes from TWA in 1991, the <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>...

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by NYCAAer
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Stripes On 77W Wings
Replies: 39
Views: 15849

RE: Black Stripes On 77W Wings

Speedbird128 is correct, pilots I fly with on the 77W told me about them a year ago when we first got them at AA.

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by NYCAAer
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Put Livery To Employee Vote
Replies: 338
Views: 49963

RE: AA To Put Livery To Employee Vote

When I signed into <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s employee website, Jetnet, this evening, I was aghast when I saw there was going to be a livery vote, and even more shocked when I saw the old logo slapped on the tail of the new livery. I might be in the minority, but I think...

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